Bài 9: I AM A RELIGIOUS

(Tôi là Tu Sĩ) I am a religious living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I belong to the Order of St. Joseph. Every morning, I get up at 4:30 A.M. After getting washed, I put on my habit and go to the Chapel. At 5:00 A.M. our community says Morning Prayer from the Divine Office. Afterwards, the priests say... xem thêm →

Bài 8: LITURGICAL CLOTHING AND COLORS

(Áo và màu phụng vụ) The celebrant’s vestments reflect the ordinary clothing worn by men in the Roman Empire during the fourth century. Here is a brief description of some of the liturgical vestments worn today: – Alb: This is the long, white robe that the celebrant wears over his regular clothes. The Alb signifies Baptism, and may be worn... xem thêm →

Bài 7: THE SUNDAY MASS

Every Sunday catholics go to the parish’s church to attend the Sunday Mass. The movement of the Sunday Mass usually follows this outline: 1. Introductory Rites                                              Nghi thức nhập lễ Entrance (usually with gathering song)           Ca nhập lễ Act of Penitence                                                        Nghi thức sám hối Kyrie                                                                               Kinh thương xót Gloria                                                                              Kinh vinh danh Collect                                                                           ... xem thêm →

Bài 6: THE SMITHS

(Gia đình Smiths) Mr. and Mrs. Smith have three children: Mary is 12 years old, Frank 10 and John 8. The Smiths are very good practicing Catholics. Each Sunday and on every holyday, they go to Mass at their parish church. The name of their parish is sacred Heart of Jesus. Every Saturday, the three Smith children go to the... xem thêm →

Bài 5: THE PASTOR AND THE VICAR

My panish has two priests. The pastor is the father Vincent and the vicar is father Philip. The pastor preaches very well. He has a master’s degree in theology and specialized in Dogmatic Theology. He has the ability to explain the mysteries of the faith clearly and helps the people to understand their catholic religion in new ways. Father Philip... xem thêm →

Bài 4: SAINT JOSEPH’S PARISH

(Giáo Xứ Thánh Giuse) St. Joseph‘s parish is a very busy place. Beside all of the Mass, there are religious education classes, many youth activities, and several choirs. Each week, there are classes to prepare the parents whose children will be receiving the sacrament of baptism the following Sunday. The priests hear confessions twice each week. St. Joseph’s has two... xem thêm →

Bài 3: I AM A CATHOLIC

(Tôi Là Người Công Giáo) I am a catholic. I was born on November 12th 1980, in Vung Tau province. My family registered in Parish of Our Lady of Rosary which is a busy panish in Ba Ria Diocese. I was baptized by the pastor, Father John on December 9th 1980, and received the sacrament of confirmation on August 20th... xem thêm →

Bài 2: THE APOSTLES’ CREED

(Kinh Tin Kính Các Thánh Tông Đồ) I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Potius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.... xem thêm →